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Bike Talk / got a test ride booked
August 09, 2019, 10:41:28 am
on one of these

as much as i love the 899, if i do anything over an hour nowadays my wrists are in pieces.
so thought i would try a few nekids and see what i think
as tk cope is literally round corner, figured would start with this
I know a couple of others have one on the site, and feedback i have read seems mostly positive
Bike Talk / Road triumph moto2 765
July 25, 2019, 11:10:50 am
I always assumed they would release a version for the retail market, but its taken a bit longer than I expected
could be an interesting machine! look forward to the official release

Announcements / Forum upgrade
July 18, 2019, 09:29:02 am
Hello all

The site was upgraded yesterday as you can probably tell.
It was quite a significant upgrade, that wiped all customisation from the site.
The core functionality has been working fine and I have got many of the features back up and running but not all.

  • I could not recover user avatars, the file structure and file types have changed with this new version. So they will need to be re-uploaded
  • tapatalk will no longer work with this version, but as new site is responsive it should not be required.
  • obviously the site looks a bit different. Unfortunately there are not that many themes available for this latest version. But will be working on making a green themed version of site.

if you spot anything else that is not working as expected please post in here or send me a pm.
Bike Talk / husqvarna VITPILEN 701
September 10, 2018, 05:58:18 pm
was having a good look at one of these after the ambulance run in harwich yesterday.
Definitely an eye catching bike, i think i quite like the styling.
not sure if could drop down to only 74bhp, although i am sure the single cyclinder ktm lump could be fun

Wanted / suomy visor attachment clip
July 25, 2018, 03:09:26 pm

bit of a long shot, but lost the little round metal fixing from the visor attachment on my suomy dovi replica.
its one of the worse designs for a visor mechanism i have ever encountered, its just amazing i havent lost it earlier

anywho.. i tried to order the whole replacement kit from amazon earlier, but seller cancelled as out of stock
there is another kit on ebay but for sale by the same person, so cant see much point in ordering from there either
i have contacted suomy direct, but yet to get a reply

this is the bit i am after

i dont suppose anyone has an old lid kicking about they dont use and one of these going spare?
Bike Talk / spring has offically arrived
April 05, 2018, 09:19:47 am
The panigale is taxed and out of the garage for the first time since sept :cool: :rofl:
Bike Talk / alta MX bikes
March 06, 2018, 10:48:49 am
how fun did they look on topgear the other night.
first time i have ever thought i could be tempted by an electric vehicle
Bike Talk / NEC motorcycle live 2017
November 10, 2017, 09:19:44 am
anyone going this year?
never been to this show as usually much easier to go to the eXcel for the one earlier in the year
but there are a couple of new bikes i am interested in and would like to take a look at

if so what days you going?
Bike Talk / laid up bike insurance
September 20, 2017, 10:22:59 am
i have a few questions as dont want to pay for full insurance for the ducati over winter while its in my conservatory again ;)
anyone used it?
who did you use for it?
how flexible is it, if i want to cancel and get bike back on the road
and any idea of cost compared to typical insurance?

Site Merchandise / mcnninja clothing photos
September 15, 2017, 04:48:05 pm

i don't suppose anyone has any photos of themselves or others wearing the various mcnninja clothing produced over the years? i have original artwork and a couple of flat photo shots of the embroidery, but nothing with anyone wearing the stuff.
i even went through the old archive forum, but most photo links are now broken. i was hoping to put together a bit of a montage to use on our website

if anyone has anything would be greatful, it would be nice to get a mix of the various fests, but happy for anything really


Site Discounts / 12% Discount silverstone 2017 GP
June 28, 2017, 04:19:37 pm
had an email and had to install some app etc etc
but eventually got the following codes that will give 12% off tickets for GP in august

MCN1712WKD - weekend
MCN1712FRI - friday
MCN1712SAT - saturday
MCN1712SUN - sunday

if you buy through silverstone.co.uk

Bike Talk / bloody bikes
June 22, 2017, 04:09:15 pm
had a fun night last night getting the KTM back from a bike show in Royston, the show was pretty good btw

on the way there noticed an odd smell, but couldn't work out where it was coming from, put it down to hot bike on a hot day
but when came to leave, bike wouldn't start, would get a flicker from the dash but that is all, battery was red hot... at least we worked out where the smell was coming from!
mates tried to bump start with no joy, got a jump from some guys who had some leads in their car, managed to get it running, but dash was going mental
got as far as the gates and it died again, managed to get another jump from a less than happy AA guy (we refused to join the AA you see)
this time manged to ride the next 58 miles without stopping and revving the bike when slow to keep it running, avoiding traffic lights etc. was a bit dodgy in the dark as lights were not working well, but got the bike within 2 miles of my front door when ran out of fuel!! contemplated pushing but most of it was uphill!
had to drag missus out of bed with a fuel can and jump leads, leads were shit, so resorted to stealing the battery from the Ducati.. finally got home just after 12 am

this was on top of Ducati failing its first mot due to a excessively loose chain, had to order up a new one
so both bikes are off the road until i can sort them at the weekend

on a totally different subject i am pretty sure i saw wallace at this bike show last night.. that or jimmy sommerville was making a guest appearance
Mechanical / head stock bearings
April 07, 2017, 12:52:42 pm
going to attempt to change the head stock bearings on the ktm this weekend and just wondered if there is anything i need to look out for or any advise? as not a job i have done before

noticed was a bit of movement when first got it, but has become steadily worse and now is starting to effect turning at low speeds, so want this done before off to france next month.

i have got a workshop manual and doesnt look too tricky, i am missing the "special tools" but confident i can fashion something to get old ones out and get new ones back in!

Mechanical / mityvac anyone rate them?
January 11, 2017, 12:18:28 pm
anyone had much joy using a mityvac?
was bleeding brakes on the 899 at weekend as part of its winter service, and thought i would finally get the mityvac out of its box
but really struggling to get anything that resembles a vacuum formed, i could hear air escaping all over when pumping
in the end abandoned and resorted to just bleeding normally
just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues or just me?
Bike Talk / petition re: bike thefts (london)
November 23, 2016, 12:17:47 pm
saw this posted up on another forum
i am always a bit sceptical about these petitions, but at same time whats the harm, only takes a few seconds to click and sign
i know this one is aimed specifically at london, but you never know might have a knock on effect
any who figured would post up here too

Parts For Sale / spare visors (shark)
October 12, 2016, 11:42:27 am
I have 3 old visors for helmets i no longer own
not sure if they are of use for anyone?

got 1x clear shark VZ85
and 2x dark tint VZ80

they used to fit my old RDP and guintolli reps (both same model), but cant recall exact model of shark im afraid
see picture for idea of fitting

dark ones have a few scratches and marks
the clear one is actually not too bad at all

free to a good home
just let me know if interested and pm your addy and ill stick in the post
seems a shame to just throw them away

Bike Talk / new bike day
October 03, 2016, 03:52:04 pm
no guessing games im afraid and a day late, but didnt get home til after dark yesterday so didnt have any decent photos to just now
finally scratched my ktm itch and got myself something much more suitable for putting in the miles while still being a bit lairy

came with loud cans, heated grips,  panniers and topbox, std cans and few other spares
low mileage and very clean

hope to get missus to come along on a few more trips again now i have something a bit more comfy
only negative so far is some pulsing from front brakes, i am hoping its the pads and not the discs

Bike Talk / Gloves with joined fingers
September 12, 2016, 08:54:13 am
I upgraded my summer gloves the other day, with some RST 2579 trac-tech jobbies, didn't realise until i wore them in anger that the ring and little fingers on them are joined. I am sure this is a safety feature of some kind, but never had gloves with this before.
But find it quite annoying especially on the clutch hand as need 3 fingers to pull the clutch on the 899, not so much of a problem with braking hand as typically only use 2 fingers.
Wasn't sure of other peoples views on this particular feature on gloves?
Bike Talk / 3k budget for winter/2nd bike
December 08, 2015, 11:41:50 am
any ideas

I need a new car as mine is on last legs, but tired of getting stuck in traffic every time i use it so thinking about just get a 2nd bike with heated grips, luggage and some decent waterproofs instead
been looking at triumph tigers, cb1300, zxr1100, bandit 1200
would love a ktm adventure but out of me budget
what else should i look at?